I’ll spare you the details, but I had a real trying day yesterday. Â I had interpersonal conflict and then a near car crash that left me totally rattled. Â At the end of the day, I sat down at Luquin’s to celebrate a three-year-old’s birthday. At one point, a friend offered me a bite of chocolate cake. Â Ah! It looked so scrumptious, I was hoping it would be my panacea. Just as the fork neared and I opened my mouth for the desired bite, the piece of cake fell into my lap and soiled my mu’umu’u. Damn! One more mishap to add to the list in this trying day. I could not wait for the night to end.
The toddlers were pretty wound up for cake and ice cream. Â We could hear music coming from across the street, so we decided to take the kids outside to check it out. Â A live band was set up in front of Pahoa Museum. Â Next thing I know, one of my girlfriends who is a singer took over the microphone and bellowed out La Bamba. Â We went from softly swaying to whatever tired song the band was playing to dancing wildly with excitement. Â At one point, I caught the expression of the band that my friend had taken over. Â They appeared totally dumbfounded that she was nailing La Bamba. Â Still, the band went along with it and Â transitioned to Twist and Shout, being that the song has the same chords as La Bamba. Â We continued to dance wildly. Â Read more